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The old stereotype for a heart attack patient who is a middle-aged man is no longer used. Young women are now joining these unwanted ranks. American women are more susceptible to heart disease at a younger age – and are receiving less care than men, according to a recent study.
The American Heart Report The Journal of the Circulation Association has shown that the proportion of patients aged 35-54 years who have been hospitalized with a heart attack in the US has increased from 27% in 1995-1999 to 32% between 2010 -2014
Among them, the incidence of women has risen from 21%. compared to 31%, compared with men, which rose from 30% to 33%.
Equally strikingly, women are less inclined to receive guidance based treatment when they suffer from these life-threatening incidents because they often do not fit the profile
"The ever-worsening lifestyle of the American population, with obesity and diabetes, changes the face of medicine, "says Joseph A. Hill, a professor of metology at the University of Texas. Editor-in-Chief Editor. "We see worsening lifestyle in younger women starting at college. The face of cardiovascular disease in our society is changing. "
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention every year about 735,000 people in the United States suffer a heart attack – an episode, which the heart muscle does not get enough blood. Heart disease is the number one killer in the country claiming about 635,000 lives a year, which is one of the four deaths for both men and women.
But while women usually develop heart disease 10 years later and are believed to receive protective benefits of hormones released during the menstrual cycle, the latest study shows that they are now at risk at a younger age .
The CDC says that only about half of women realize that heart disease is the most likely cause of death, 10 times more than breast cancer.
"We have to admit that now, in 2019, women in their 30s have heart disease, whereas 20-30 years ago that's very rare," says Hill. "The changes that have occurred over the past 20 years are amazing."
The study looked at nearly 29,000 hospitalizations for heart attacks in 1995-2014 at four locations across the country, in Washington DC, Maryland; Jackson, Mississippi; Forsyth County, North Carolina; and the suburbs of Minneapolis.
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Harlan Krumholz, a professor of cardiology at Yale University, says the study has some limitations since its latest data point was collected more than four years ago but still provides an important warning.
"This study is a signaling attack that needs to be doubled to promote a healthy lifestyle of the heart and preventative strategies – focusing in particular on younger women," said Krumholz. "We may be in danger of losing the significant profits we have made in previous decades." Hill and Krumholz emphasized that differences in treatment were not due to deliberate discrimination, but rather to differences in the symptoms between men and women experiencing acute myocardial infarction or, more likely, different expectations of health.
Krumholz pointed out that when he was in a medical school and the lesson was about heart attacks, the images used to illustrate them always show men.
"When doctors see young women with risk factors, they do not necessarily think of them as a high risk of heart disease. Generally, this is not the typical profile, "Krumholz said.
"We have to get out of our minds that it has a typical profile. In a society where obesity is becoming more common and many of these risk factors return, if we continue to gain weight, this will complicate our heart disease risk. & # 39;
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